Coutts Crossing Croquet modernises

The Coutts Crossing Club has upgraded its equipment to new technology. The new hoops are fun to use, even though they take a few minutes longer to set up and take down. 

The Ricochet players were first to use them last Tuesday week. In the first match Gillian Martin beat Louise Lowe 9-6. In a fierce cutthroat match Rusty Case scored 10 to Louise Lowe’s 9 and Debbie MacIntosh 8. Rusty rounded off the day 11-5 over Debbie.

AC saw a big 10 hoop turn for Peter Martin in a 14-13 win over his wife, Gillian. Simon Cook beat Peter Deeth 11-9.

With the new hoops, the first to get a hoop to hoop was the ever-accurate Pat MacLennan, to much celebration. The first to execute a successful jump shot, albeit from an easy distance, was Peter Martin.

Kathy and Paul Schofield returned from a long trip north of Cairns and fought a long battle with Lola McPhee and Wayne Gadke.

On Sunday, an in-form Peter Deeth thrashed Peter Martin at AC 20-8, while Loiuse Lowe and Gillian Martin contested the first 26-point two-hour game of Ricochet at the club.

Our regular travellers Jan and Keith Brodie spent a morning playing at Dalby, on the Darling Downs, the last croquet club on the way to Birdsville.

New members Kerry Gilmore and Kevin Wood had their first coaching session and their first game of GC. They are experienced players, originally with the Wollongong Club.

The club is welcoming new players, all equipment provided and free coaching from fully accredited coaches. Call 0438 999 204 to fix a day.

Peter Martin